Minor in Political Science

Program Contact:  Jennifer Sacco   203-582-8972

Political science is profoundly relevant in fields beyond government, such as medicine, business, technology, economics and law. This minor examines the history, theory and science behind how governments operate and how they relate to the people they serve. In your classes, you will discuss politics in local, national and international contexts and explore the ways in which politics influences society.

You will have the flexibility to design a program based on your interests and that complements your major. You can choose from courses that focus on international relations, political communication, public opinion, political movements, constitutional principles, colonialism, and presidential politics, to name a few. You are also free to experience the political arena first-hand through an internship with the Connecticut Legislature in Hartford or a local campaign. Or, you can learn about political journalism by working at a media outlet. Whatever your career ambitions, a basic foundation in political science will be an effective launching pad.

A minor in political science is awarded upon completion of 18 credits in political science with a grade of C or better. At least 6 credits must be earned at the 300 level or above. No more than 3 credits of internship in political science (PO 295 or PO 395) may count toward completion of the minor.